Recently one of my friends joined a direct sales company called Younique. It’s a newer company and they sell products like brushes and mineral makeup like eyeshadow, blush, and a slew of other things. Being a makeup fiend she asked me if I would be interested in testing it out and I said sure. Pretty much everyone I know is in a perpetual state of searching for the worlds best lashes and her company has a product called “3D fiber lashes.” What the heck, send em over.
I have used similar products with Blinc (which I adore) but I was still unsure what to expect.
The little kit with the lashes arrived in a case with a “transplanting gel” and a “fiber lash”. This part is important…the transplanting gel is NOT mascara. I made the mistake the first few days I used it in thinking the gel was actually mascara and could not figure out the reason my results were not as strong as the advertisements the company made. Using the gel and lashes alone does work and you can wear it that way, but if you want dramatic lashes, you need to pair it up.
Younique 3D Fiber Lashes
Packaged in two separate bottles, the Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers are used together to enhance and magnify your OWN lashes. Watch your lashes transform into something you only dreamed of! A 300% increase in thickness and volume to your lashes while still looking completely real and natural. Potentially “mood-altering” 3D Fiber lashes will quickly become your favorite makeup accessory!
Then I tested it out with mascara on one eye and a light bulb went off.
(this is why you read instructions on things first kids)
- Left eye (facing the picture) is transplanting gel + fiber lashes
- Right eye (facing the picture) is my mascara + the fiber lashes
I think the difference is pretty obvious.
Now that I had it all figured out, I used it today with my normal mascara (I wear Lorac Pro) and added the fiber lashes via the wand (I skipped the transplanting gel) and the results were great!
Application is simple.
Step 1: Apply your mascara
Step 2: Apply Fiber lashes. They go on like mascara with a wand.
(not my shot, this belongs to the company)
She also sent me some small samples of the mineral makeup.
I want to say that this past year I have tended to shy away from mineral makeup. My son has discovered how to take the lids off and let’s just say mineral makeup is VERY VERY messy when a 2 year old gets a hold of it. I quite literally threw away 15 containers of Bare Essentials just a few weeks ago.
I also find that the little dust particles from the minerals fall on my cheeks during eyelid application and I end up cleaning off more than I put on. That being said, if you do love using mineral makeup, it says that their Pigment Powder is 100% natural, free of chemicals, free of talc, oils and preservatives so I suggest giving it a try. At only $10, the investment is very reasonable.
This is me sampling “curious” and “flirty”.
My final thoughts?
I really like them. In the beginning I thought I was gonna come here and tell y’all that they were just alright and not worth the $29 price tag. Now that I realize you have to put on mascara first, I find them to be really pretty, give a wide dramatic look, and they stay on the entire day (just like regular mascara application). They are water proof but come off easily in the shower and overall a fantastic product to keep in your makeup kit.
I also recommend using Lorac Pro along side them if you like this look, which you can pick up at Ulta. (Psst, best mascara I have ever worn for dark full lashes)
Have you tried Fiber lashes?
update: Check out my DIY Nail polish with Younique Pigments Tutorial !
PS Its been a few months since I did this review and I really loved the makeup so much I joined!